Saturday, November 08, 2008


I recently picked up a book by Sam Tata entitled A Certain Identity: 50 Portraits by Sam Tata. The book was published in 1983 by Deneau Publishers and foreworded by Geoffrey James. Sam Tata was born in Shanghai in 1911 and lived in Montreal from 1956 to 2005 where he died at the age of 93. The following portraits are, in order: Qu├ębec's playwright genius Michel Tremblay, living legend Leonard Cohen, animation pioneer Norman McLaren and the one and only Robert Frank.